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The Resource Things that bother me : death, freedom, the self, etc., Galen Strawson

Things that bother me : death, freedom, the self, etc., Galen Strawson

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Things that bother me : death, freedom, the self, etc.
Title
Things that bother me
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death, freedom, the self, etc.
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Galen Strawson
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eng
Summary
Galen Strawson might be described as the Montaigne of modern philosophers, endlessly curious, enormously erudite, unafraid of strange, difficult, and provocative propositions, and able to describe them clearly - in other words, he is a true essayist. Strawson also shares with Montaigne a particular fascination with the elastic and elusive nature of the self and of consciousness. Of the essays collected here, "A Fallacy of Our Age" (an inspiration for Vendela Vida’s novel Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name) takes issue with the commencement-address cliché that life is a story. Strawson questions whether it is desirable or even meaningful to think about life that way. "The Sense of the Self" offers an alternative account, in part personal, of how a distinct sense of self is not at all incompatible with a sense of the self as discontinuous, leading Strawson to a position that he sees as in some ways Buddhist. "Real Naturalism" argues that a fully naturalist account of consciousness supports a belief in the immanence of consciousness in nature as a whole (also known as panpsychism), while in the final essay Strawson offers a vivid account of coming of age in the 1960s. --
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Strawson, Galen
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essays
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bibliography
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New York Review books classics
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  • Philosophy, British
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Things that bother me : death, freedom, the self, etc., Galen Strawson
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Contents
The sense of the self -- A fallacy of our age -- I have no future -- Luck swallows everything -- You cannot make yourself the way you are -- The silliest claim -- Real naturalism -- The unstoried life -- Two years' time
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on1019841467
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781681372204
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1019841467
Label
Things that bother me : death, freedom, the self, etc., Galen Strawson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sense of the self -- A fallacy of our age -- I have no future -- Luck swallows everything -- You cannot make yourself the way you are -- The silliest claim -- Real naturalism -- The unstoried life -- Two years' time
Control code
on1019841467
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781681372204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019841467

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